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71 [Eagle] Sqn Pilots - L-R Sam A 'Uncle' Mauriello, Luke E Allen, Unknown, Peter 'Pete' Provenzano, Gregory A 'Gus' Daymond.

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Units

  • No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

People

  • Luke Allen

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    From Ignacio, Colorado. Volunteering for the RAF just as the Battle of Britain was reaching its climax, Luke joined 71 (Eagle) Squadron RAF, flying his first combat operation in April 1941 on Hurricanes. ...

  • Gregory Daymond

    Military | Major | Squadron Commander
    Born in Great Falls, Montana, in November 1920, Gregory soon became known as Gus, from his middle name Augustus. He grew up in California, and upon graduating from high school he worked in the motion picture industry in various positions. He took...

  • Sam Mauriello

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Captain Sam Alfred 'Uncle' Mauriello 71(Eagle) Sqn RAF, 3 kill, 2 damaged.

  • Peter Provenzano

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    In 1940, Peter went to Canada to join the Royal Air Force (RAF). With 529 hours of civilian flight time, he enlisted on Aug 24 in Ottawa. In mid-Sept, he boarded the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Erin, bound for England. Disembarking at Liverpool on Sept 14,...

Locations

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2016 10:23:19 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, person associations and place associations
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Correction of identity of pilot extreme left.

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2016 11:16:05 mpfaley Changes to caption
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That is not Don Blakeslee, he was in 133 Eagle Squadron, not 71ES . Michael Faley

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2015 18:56:13 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations
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Source Unknown.

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2015 13:43:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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